Problem: The problem in the United States is that a lot of people don’t throw the trash were it belong. They don’t care if the trash is every where. We need to do something so they can throw the trash were it needs to go. We have to do something fun that we can do to help our country. It is so important that we do something so our country would not look like a big trash in the whole world. Almost all the people who live in the United States don’t want to help to throw the trash in the trash can. So I got an idea for this problem.
On the way home from work at least one local supermarket shopping trolley (Shopping cart) has made its way up the street and onto the front lawn of our local housing project. Invariably the cart will sit there for a week and attract other carts until the local council has to collect and return them at a cost. Some times they’re so badly damaged they just get thrown away. Large shopping centers can generate up to 200 missing shopping trolleys a day and one Australian business that tracks and returns shopping trolleys receives on average 1000 phone calls a week from the public.
Ticket: "Buy None Get Two Free (ice-creams) - For you and a homeless friend". Give to those who wouldn't normally speak with a homeless person. The enticement and mutual enjoyment of a free ice-cream each may help break down the social barriers and get them talking. It would then have long lasting benefits, for the cost of just a few ice-creams.
Submitted by Peter Hopper
Moving because it's fun, not because you have to. The idea is to make billboards and posters in the city or at the office with an activity on there. Moving is fun! are tasks/activitites you can preform during your daily routine. While outside or at work. The tasks are very simple and don't cost you a lot of extra time. You don't need extra material, just use the surroundings of the city or the office. For example: when you walk in the city walk only on the white stripes of a zebracrossing.
When it rains... Water would follow the track and go through the conduit into the container. People could make water spouting from a pipe while they pump the water from the container. While the water spouting into the plant on top with LED light inside, the LED light would light up the plant. The water would keep going through the pipe of the plant on top, slowly dropping and watering the real plant in the bottle under the cage. The remaining water would drop on conduit on the ground to irrigate trees and grass.
Have you ever danced on a street or a park ? Waltz, Tango, 'Singing in the rain' ? Wouldn't it be great if you did ? But that's strange, no one does that. You're no performer, there's no music, there's no audience. But what if there was a really good reason to try ? This foot-step-patterned pavement lights up in an order along with music, inviting any passersby to follow the step by step Tango sequence. You're just learning, so no need to be shy. It's fun to have audience, or just be the audience. If there is nobody around and it's just you and your partner, how romantic !
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Submitted by Chalit Manuyakorn
Take your best guess at the true or false statement and place your hand under your answers side. Motion detector senses it, the side of the correct answer lights up. Right or wrong you get soap on your side and you have probably learned an interesting fact for the day. There is nothing like a little curiosity to quickly get people involved and forming some good habits.
Submitted by Will LaForge
Nobody likes speed limits, but if we make it fun, drivers will try to do not overcome the limit. HOW?
There are radars on the street showing you actual speed you are driving. Your speed will be memorized and compared with other speeds memorized before you. All this information will be ranked from the one most closest to speed limit down to slowest one. If you overcome the limit you are disqualified. But if your speed is closest to the max. allowed speed your ranking will be displayed on the screen over the street.
speed limit 50km/h
there are cars before you driving the speed:
Transform mechanic energy of human body into electric energy and use that energy to:
1. Benefit on yourself (health/exercise, discounts in green stores..)
2. Benefit to your community (saves energy and use that money to improve the city into a sustainable one)
3. Benefit the planet (less pollution and sustainable cities)
Submitted by Porfirio Rivera
Your kid got tired of that old toy and keep asking you to buy something different. To encourage them to exchange the old for a different one, just take them to the Magic BoXchange and they will learn that an old thing can be recycled. All they have to do is to insert the old toy inside the box, wait a little bit, and surprise: a different toy will show up on the other side of the machine. You can choose between boys and girls toys', and if they are not satisfied they can keep on exchanging it. Submitted by Silvia Noronha.
The flying bicycle is an entertainment thermometer. It invites people who are overcrowd in the traffic or people that simply are passing by. It’s a proposal to generate sustainable and clean energy, using your own body. It is for all the ages, white and costless. Just get on and ride, the energy that you produce whill you twirl the pedals is like the energy which pushs the pinwheels. The more you ride, the more the pinwheels move! The flying bicycle is a proposal to change minds through a different life style. Use your energy, move foward and go far! Submitted by Rasputines.
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
Kids don't always wash their hands properly. A Musical Hand Wash featuring music, animal images and fun instructions is a great way to teach and to remind kids how to wash their hands properly. A musical welcome mat would start the step-by-step instructions for washing hands. A sink with an elephant for the faucet would be enticing and water would be released when a sensor detects hands under the trunk. Another sensor on the soap dispenser beside the sink would detect when soap has been released and music would play for 20 seconds.
Close driving is one of the greatest hazards on the road. Sometimes, because of distractions or lack of depth perception, people aren't even aware of how close they are to another driver or object. The Proximity Stereo detects when a driver is coming up too quickly on another object or car, and switches the music in the car to something the driver does not want to hear, not allowing the driver to return to his or her favourite music until the driver has backed off to a safe distance from the object.
Submitted by Chandra V. Paetsch.
Kids are eating less vegetables and more meat and fast food products. These refined foods are bad both for the organism and because of the intensive resources they require. This behavior should be changed towards eating more fruits, vegetables and less refined products, from a young age.
This is way kind should be motivated to eat vegetables. The idea is to let the kid choose what to eat and then give him/her pencils, in each of the colors of the chosen foods, and a contour figure to color. Varied food intake, more colors for drawing!
This piggy bank is like your dog or your cat, it is alive and it needs you to take care of it. When it is moved or randomly, when it senses that somebody is around, it gets sad and calls your attention because it needs to be fed. For doing that, its owner has to feed it with a small random amount of money that will be taken from the credit card. The idea is that the owner has to take care of it, but at the same time, it will save money for you and put it in a separate savings account. This way, at the end of the month you'll always have some money you saved because of taking care of it.
Mexico has just pass through a scary disease and there has been some actions to prevent it with hand washing stations. We have tried to make more people wash their hands, with an attempt to make it more fun.
Submitted by Melissa Arosemena, Angelica Florez, Jeremy Sergeant, Jorge Nuño.